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'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Climate Change As 'Apocalyptic' Flood Sweeps City

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Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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News

University Offers Degree In How To Become An Online Influencer

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Apparently, there's more to being a social media influencer than taking selfies, posting them on Instagram and cashing in.

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World

Plane Dangles After Crashing Into Ski Lift, Pilot Thrown Onto Wing

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A plane was left dangling from the cables of a ski lift, with a terrified pilot waiting to be rescued, following a crash in the Italian Alps.

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World

Effigy Of 16-Year-Old Girl Found Hanging From Bridge

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An effigy of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been suspended from a bridge in Rome.

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World

Amsterdam Is Sick Of Being Amstercram, So You're Going To Pay For It

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Amsterdam's cracking down on tourists by making it more expensive for travellers to go there.

Comedy

Comedy

You Could Be Paid Cold Hard Cash To Live In Italy

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So technically I’d be getting paid to eat pizza, si?

Life

Life

It Takes 15 Days To Make The Perfect Pizza

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Recipes have been handed down for generations, but what does it really take to make the best pizza?

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News

Tourists Face Jail Time For Stealing Beach Sand

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A couple caught with 40 kilograms of sand from one of Sardinia's pristine beaches is facing six years behind bars.

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World

German Tourists Kicked Out Of Venice For Making Coffee

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Officials in Venice, Italy have booted two German tourists from the city after they were spotted making coffee at the foot of the famed Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.

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News

People Are Cheering For A Zoo Bear Which Escaped And Is Evading Capture

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Rangers in Italy are on the hunt for an escape genius who has managed to flee a wildlife enclosure and evade recapture.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Melbourne Man Cops Parking Fine 32 Minutes Before Ticket Expires

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

World

World

Vatican To Open Tombs To Help Solve 36-Year-Old Murder

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The Vatican will open two tombs in a bid to solve the 36-year-old mystery over the disappearance of a teenage girl.

Sport

Sport

The Ingenious Way These Italians Are Helping Find Missing Kids

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An estimated 8 million children are reported missing around the world each year, according to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

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News

Italian Ring Allegedly Brainwashed Children Into Believing They Were Sexually Abused

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A ring of social workers, psychologists, doctors and a mayor have been arrested in connection with an investigation that alleges children were brainwashed into believing they were sexually abused to sell to foster parents.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Samsung Tablet Burns Huge Hole Through Child's Mattress

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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World

'My Innocence Did Not Save Me': Amanda Knox Breaks Down Reliving Murder Trial

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More than three years after being acquitted over the brutal murder of her housemate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox has returned to Italy for the first time since her release from prison.

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World

Entire 'Island Of Women' For Sale, With Questionable Legends Thrown In

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A private Italian island could be yours for just under $5 million.

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News

'It Was Mayhem': Aussie Speaks Out About Venice Cruise Crash

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A Queenslander who filmed the moment a 65,000 tonne cruise ship slammed into a Venice wharf said he thought people had been killed.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Girl Hospitalised After Driver Threw Glass Bottle Out Window

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

Comedy

Comedy

Have You Ever Wanted To Stay With The Clooneys?

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George and Amal offering the chance to visit their Italian home.

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News

Incredible Escape As Man Clings To Ledge Of Burning Building

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The moment a man escaped a raging fire was captured on video and shows just how close he came to losing his life.

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News

Photo Goes Viral After Women Kiss In Front Of Anti-LGBTQ Leader

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An image of two young women kissing while they photobomb a selfie taken by far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini has been widely shared on social media.

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World

Italian Marathon Branded 'Racist' After Banning African Competitors

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The Trieste Running Fesitval in Italy has backflipped on its ban of African competitors from running in its half-marathon after outcry.

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World

This Unusual Statue In The Middle Of Milan Is Actually A 'Womb' Chair

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The statue is supposed to represent the fight against the oppression of women in Italy.

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World

The Udderly Surprising Helicopter Rescue

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A stranded cow has been airlifted to safety in Italy.

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World

Bus Full Of School Kids Hijacked, Set On Fire

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A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean.

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World

'Idiot' Flattened After Walking Into Path Of Racing Cyclists

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A man mindlessly walking across the road has been sent flying by a pack of high-speed cyclists competing in a time trial.

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World

Victim Who Needed 14-Stitches Too Ugly To be Raped According To Judges

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The reason given by an Italian appeals court for overturning a rape verdict, that the victim was too ugly to be raped, has sparked outrage in the country.

Food

Food

Italian Mayor Says Your Spaghetti Bolognese Is 'Fake News'

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The Mayor of Bologna is naming and shaming those who have committed crimes against his city's most famous dish.

News

News

Rome Airport Shut After 150Kg WWII Bombs Found

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The Army bomb squad tried to defuse WWII bomb after finding it half hidden in the ground.

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World

If You Have A Child And A Salary You Could Be Paid To Live In Italy

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The picturesque rural alpine village of Locana is so desperate for residents the mayor will pay you $14,000 just to live there.

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World

Murderous Rats Are Taking Over A Tiny Italian Village

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Crazy looking, fat, white rats have reportedly been jumping in front of cars and killing each other on the outskirts of the small Italian village of Gattolino.

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World

The Place Where You Can Buy A House For Less Than Two Dollars

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Are you looking to escape Australia's expensive housing market?

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World

Venice To Charge Controversial Entrance Fee To Visit The City

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Venice has been steadily enacting more laws targeting the millions of tourists who visit each year, with local residents fed up with visitors overrunning their world-famous canals and streets.

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World

Erupting Sicilian Volcano Hit By More Earthquakes

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Mt Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, has triggered a 4.8 magnitude earthquake.

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World

Petrified Remains Of Horse In Harness Found Near Pompeii

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Archaeologists have discovered the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb.

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World

'Vesuvius-Style' Supervolcano Eruption Could Destroy Naples

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The volcanic area of Campi Flegrei near Naples is showing "signs of unrest", prompting fears it could soon erupt.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Nutella Has A New Rival With A Very Important Recipe Change

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There's a new hazelnut spread in town -- and it's looking to topple the Ferrero empire.

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World

The Leaning Tower Of Pisa Is Losing Its Lean

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So is it just 'The Tower of Pisa'?

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Flooding Kills Dozens In Italy And Kerryn Phelps Officially Wins Wentworth

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

World

World

Terrifying Footage Emerges As Italy Is Ravaged By The Worst Storm In Decades

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The worst storm in decades has ravaged Italy causing widespread flooding and damage stretching from the north-east of the country all the way to Sicily. 

World

World

Venice On 'Code Red' As The City Floods

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Three quarters of Venice has been inundated with water as the city experiences its worst flooding since 2012.

Life

Life

Would You Take Up Bike Riding If Free Beer Was On Offer? One City Is Trialling It

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Italy's Bologna is offering its citizens some very tasty incentives to ditch their cars and jump on a bike.

World

World

Dramatic And Fiery Scenes At Student Protests In Italy

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Students across Italy demonstrated against the government's education funding plans, in the first widespread show of dissidence against the new populist government.

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World

Tragic News: Silo Explodes Spilling 30k Litres Of Wine

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A wine distillery in Italy had a massive cleanup on its hands after one of its fermentation tanks spilled more than 30,000 litres of prosecco last week.

News

News

Fake TripAdvisor Reviews Land Man In Jail

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The man was has been jailed for nine months.

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World

At Least 11 Dead In Surge Of White-Water Creek In Italy

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At least eleven people were killed after being washed away by a raging white-water creek.

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World

CCTV Captures The Horrifying Moment The Genoa Bridge Collapsed

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Italian police have released CCTV footage of the moment the motorway in Genoa collapsed, killing 43 people.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

NSW Bushfires Burning And Turnbull's Power Panic

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All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

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World

Search Operation Ends In Genoa, Bridge Death Toll Rises To 43

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An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the disaster.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aretha Franklin Passed Away And Journalists Protest Trump

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All the news you need to know the Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

NSW Fires Still Ablaze And Italian State Of Emergency

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Italian Bridge Collapse And Ben Stokes Acquitted

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

Fiery Highway Truck Explosion Kills One In Italy

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Two trucks collided near Bologna, sending a huge fireball into the air.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bologna Truck Explosion And The Link Between Climate Change And Drought

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

World

World

Ferrero Rocher Is Hiring 60 Taste Testers And How Do We Apply?

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No qualifications necessary? Ferrer-oh my god yes, please.

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World

Chloe Ayling Kidnapper Sentenced To 16 Years In Jail

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Ayling said she was kidnapped after showing up for a modelling job she was offered online.

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Quattro Reasons To Take Your Kids To Italy

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Destination: la bella vita.